However, the whole point of this is staying accessible to your friends and family that use Facebook to get a hold of you, so if you're really committed to avoiding the site, you'll want to set up email notifications for direct messages, event invites, and any other communications that are important to you. Head to the Notifications page in Facebook's settings, and click the Email section. Under "What You'll Receive," click "All notifications, except the ones you unsubscribe from." In my case, I had a list of notifications I'd turned off, and I just had to click the "Turn On" button next to Messages, Events you're invited to, Posts you're tagged with, and whatever else I wanted. In other cases, you may have all these turned on by default, and you may need to unsubscribe from them individually as they come in. But once you've curated that list, you'll be in business: still easily accessible to your friends, without being tethered to Facebook on a daily basis.